We’re in the middle of a big heat wave in Toronto, but there’s plenty of summer activities to keep the heat off your mind. Here are some great events to check out in the month of August:
Brampton Motorcycle Association’s 34th Annual Toy Ride Parade
August 22, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Downtown Brampton
William Osler Health System Foundation posts great events all year round about the western Toronto healthcare community. Coming up in August, William Osler is promoting the Brampton Motorcycle Association’s Toy Ride Parade. The parade will be cruising through the streets of Brampton and asking for monetary donations or donations of new, unwrapped toys. For more information visit the Osler Health System Foundation’s event page.
Caregiver support groups at Etobicoke Services for Seniors
Aug 11 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Etobicoke Medical Centre Family Health Team
Aug 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Scarlett Heights Retirement Home
If you or someone you know is a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, Etobicoke Services for Seniors hosts a monthly caregiver support group. The group meets at Scarlett Heights Retirement home on August 12 and Etobicoke Medical Centre Family Health Team on August 11. The support groups are positive space where caregivers can share their stories, experiences, and learn more about caregiving for people with memory illnesses. To check out more of ESS’s great events, visit Etobicoke Services for Seniors’ events page.
Preventing or Managing Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
Aug 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Islington Seniors’ Centre
The Islington Seniors’ Centre occasionally hosts informative sessions on easy ways to watch and maintain a healthy lifestyle for seniors. On August 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sarah Dunford, a registered dietician from the Toronto Diabetes Education Program will be at the Islington Seniors’ Centre giving an informative talk about diabetes. For more information visit Islington Seniors’ Centre’s website.
Frank Horner Community Centre - Social Circles
Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
These events are not specific to the month of August but are a great space to spend time with others. Frank Horner Community Centre, located south of Evan’s Ave near Brown’s Line, hosts weekly social circles all year round. To learn more about the community centre and other events visit Frank Horner Community centre’s website.
Social engagement, stimulation, excersise and fun are all key to living well for seniors. Check out this areticle on activities for seniors. http://blog.qualicaretoronto.com/combating-loneliness-for-seniors This august, take a day and enjoy some special activities with your parents or senior neighbours. Guaranteed, you'll enjoy just as much as they will.